If you can think it, if you can dream it, chances are there is an app for it. That goes for your wardrobe, too. The best men’s apparel boutiques in which to browse, shop and ship—from behind the familiar glow of your smartphone screen—are listed below. Add your favourites in the comments, and check back next week for the best in she-wear.
Quality is key. At least that’s what you’ll find at Frank & Oak. The Montreal-based creative workshop company, which prides itself on topnotch workmanship, full value and no ridiculous mark-ups, has a great selection of threads and accessories for the preppy set. With a sleek mobile app and new web-shopping portal, it is one of the best sites for men. Pick up an issue of the company’s print supplementary Oak Street Magazine to get an idea of what’s in store (and online).
Take advantage of year-round sales and already low prices on a stylish array of name brand outerwear, footwear, casual wear, suits, and so much more. With their handy mobile app, you can even peruse blog posts, stories and the often-updated style feed, featuring grooming tips, celebrity secrets and the amusing “outfit of the day” showcase. BONUS: Students get 10% off + FREE worldwide delivery
Mixing classic labels (Dr. Martens, Ben Sherman, Fred Perry) with fun independent designs, Jack Threads has got you covered for your next job interview, or a low-key, social gathering. The style options are limitless. Browse their Instagram (112k+ followers), get inspired, and then download their Apple or Android app and have a new summer / fall wardrobe at your door without leaving the house. New reduced shipping rates guarantee that your style arrives on time, for less. Starting at $9 standard and $18 for express delivery.
This Ossington Street storefront has an impressive showroom and friendly, helpful staff, but for after hours, their online boutique is the next best thing. Browse the extensive selection of
higher-end European labels like Maison Margiela, Acne, and Yohji Yamamoto, and splurge on a statement shoe or a must-have leather jacket. Hop on their mailing list to stay up to date on sample sales and seasonal clearances. That shirt arrives one size to big? Returns are accepted via mail or in person.
A perennial favourite amongst Toronto’s fashion mag mavens, Zane is the go-to for men’s accessories. Everything from bags (briefcases, duffles, weekenders and wallets) to super-stylish jewellery, watches and sunglasses. In addition to the dazzling goods, their website is a veritable trove of delectable surprises—check out THE FEED to keep up on fashionable people and places, browse some mood boards or plug in to some curated playlists, featuring a ton of indie gems. Shipping is FREE throughout Canada (on orders $50+); two brick and mortar locations throughout Toronto make returns or in-store browsing super easy.
(Main image: Jack Threads Facebook)